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Alexandre Storelli

Hi there, welcome to my homepage! I'm an entrepreneur who builds software and AI in Lyon, France.

I am fond of meaningful discussions and controversial ideas: cryptocurrencies, adblocking, basic income… Even if I breed a passion in technology, I think it should respect and serve our human nature. Therefore, I am in favor of ethical design and wary of transhumanism.

I love meeting and talking to people, but I am not at ease on for-profit social media. I enjoy publishing on Diaspora*, but I have a minimal usage of LinkedIn and you won't find me on Facebook, as I've quit the madness in 2012 (look, I'm alive and kicking!).

You can email me at alexandre ((@)) storelli.fr, with the following GPG key if you're this kind of guy 0xFF2A149F.

My recent interest for business does not preclude my background in physics and engineering: the curious can read my CV, available in English and French. Software developers can visit my Github profile.

I wish you an exciting reading of the following publications.


16 June 2018

Another World: the French touch for videogames

Another World: the French touch for videogames

The French creative aesthetic has always been a bit different from that of English-speaking nations. In their paintings, films, even furniture, the French often discard the stodgy literalism that is so characteristic of Anglo art in favor of something more attenuated, where im...


10 June 2018

Surveillance : le réseau français "intelligent" d'identification par caméras arrive

Surveillance : le réseau français "intelligent" d'identification par caméras arrive

La reconnaissance faciale "intelligente" est annoncée comme une nécessité pour le ministère de l'Intérieur. Le modèle chinois de contrôle et surveillance de la population par des caméras et des algorithmes d'identification des personnes semble inspirer le gouvernement et l'adm...


01 June 2018

Crypto-monnaies et concurrence des monnaies

Crypto-monnaies et concurrence des monnaies

Solide article de vulgarisation sur les crypto-monnaies par Étienne Perrot pour la revue Études. Ci-dessous, le dernier paragraphe qui évoque le concept de concurrence entre monnaies privées développé par l'économiste Friedrich Hayek. Tous ceux qui, sans être nécessairement a...


17 May 2018

You’d Need 76 Work Days to Read All Your Privacy Policies Each Year

You’d Need 76 Work Days to Read All Your Privacy Policies Each Year

(...) Researchers reviewed the top 75 websites on the Internet and found that the median length of their privacy policies was 2,514 words. Then they added another factor — how long it took an average person to actually understand what they were reading, which they found by giv...


02 May 2018

Lifefaker: Life isn’t perfect. Your profile should be.

Lifefaker: Life isn’t perfect. Your profile should be.

Lifefaker is the world’s first online life faking service. Instead of going through the hassle of living a perfect life, now you can just get the photos. [They] have thousands of photos of everything from toned abs to skinny flat whites. Just sign-up for one of [their] perfect...


01 May 2018

La peur de l'insignifiance (Carlo Strenger)

La peur de l'insignifiance (Carlo Strenger)

Depuis une quinzaine d’années, Carlo Strenger, philosophe et professeur de psychologie, observe un sacré phénomène lors de ses consultations : de plus en plus de patients sont très préoccupés par la crainte de vivre une vie qui n’a pas suffisamment de sens ; ce qu'il appelle «...


26 April 2018

On Ethereum blockchain sharding

On Ethereum blockchain sharding

A detailed discussion about how the ethereum community plans to reduce the load on validating nodes by asking nodes to only store a specific subset of the blockchain data (a shard), while ensuring the security of the system. In particular, it talks about the challenges of atom...


21 April 2018

Walking and bicycling are not as greenhouse gas friendly as you would think (Michael Bluejay)

Walking and bicycling are not as greenhouse gas friendly as you would think (Michael Bluejay)

Most people think that bicycling doesn’t use gas, but actually it does, indirectly. It takes lots of energy to produce the food for the cyclist’s effort — probably more than you thought. Of course, we can’t just stop eating, but we can definitely choose what we eat, and here’s...


18 April 2018

How likely it is for a nuclear war to occur? (Jorge Cham, 2017)

How likely it is for a nuclear war to occur? (Jorge Cham, 2017)

The author of PhD Comics has visited the Oak Ridge National Lab last year and has drawn a nice comic about what he learned there. It deals with the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty and how it is enforced to ensure correct/civil uses of fissile material around the globe. Nice read....


14 April 2018

Why Entrepreneurs Start Companies Rather Than Join Them (Steve Blank)

Why Entrepreneurs Start Companies Rather Than Join Them (Steve Blank)

If you asked me why I gravitated to startups rather than work in a large company I would have answered at various times: “I want to be my own boss.” “I love risk.” “I want flexible work hours.” “I want to work on tough problems that matter.” “I have a vision and want to see it...


10 April 2018

What makes a tree a tree?

What makes a tree a tree?

Despite numerous studies and 30-plus genomes under their belts, scientists are still struggling to nail down the defining traits of these tall, long-lived, woody plants. https://www.knowablemagazine.org/article/living-world/2018/what-makes-tree-tree #hn discussion https://news...


10 April 2018

Do What You Love and Starve? (Marty Nemko, 2006)

Do What You Love and Starve? (Marty Nemko, 2006)

If you are a star—very bright, talented, motivated, and personable and you have a passion, even if it’s in a competitive field, sure, go for it. This article is for everyone else. Based on the 2,700 clients I’ve worked with over the past two decades, the hundreds of callers to...


18 March 2018

Comment résister à la manipulation publicitaire

Comment résister à la manipulation publicitaire

Si vous pensiez être capable de résister à la publicité sachez que c’est presque perdu. Votre inconscient est impacté par les messages même si vous en connaissez les rouages. On discute des méthodes de résistance avec Didier Courbet spécialiste de l'influences des technologie...


18 March 2018

UX: the New French Hacker-Artist Underground (2012)

UX: the New French Hacker-Artist Underground (2012)

Thirty years ago, in the dead of night, a group of six Parisian teenagers pulled off what would prove to be a fateful theft. They met up at a small café near the Eiffel Tower to review their plans—again—before heading out into the dark. Lifting a grate from the street, they de...


15 March 2018

Ce que les travaux de Stephen Hawking ont apporté à la physique

Ce que les travaux de Stephen Hawking ont apporté à la physique

Le cosmologiste britannique a grandement contribué à mieux connaître la physique des trous noirs, des objets longtemps restés au stade de curiosité mathématique. Stephen Hawking, mort mercredi 14 mars à l’âge de 76 ans, est l’un des fondateurs de ce que l’on pourrait appeler l...


15 March 2018

What scientists found trapped in a diamond: a type of ice not known on Earth

What scientists found trapped in a diamond: a type of ice not known on Earth

Trapped in the rigid structure of diamonds formed deep in the Earth's crust, scientists have discovered a form of water ice that was not previously known to occur naturally on our planet. The finding, published Thursday in Science, represents the first detection of naturally o...


12 February 2018

En appel, le combat de Jamendo contre la redevance sur la musique en Creative Commons

En appel, le combat de Jamendo contre la redevance sur la musique en Creative Commons

Une surface commerciale doit-elle payer la rémunération équitable aux sociétés de gestion collective quand elle diffuse des musiques dites « libres » issues de la plateforme Jamendo ? Une audience s’est déroulée jeudi devant la cour d’appel de Paris. Compte rendu. Une partie d...


26 January 2018

Former White Stripes frontman bans phones at gigs for “100% human experience”

Former White Stripes frontman bans phones at gigs for “100% human experience”

Jack White has banned the use of mobile phones at upcoming live shows. The former White Stripes frontman releases new album ‘Boarding House Reach’ in March and recently announced his first UK shows in four years. White embarks on a tour of the US from April, with a statement a...


18 January 2018

Thermodynamics puzzles: 2nd law always win

Thermodynamics puzzles: 2nd law always win

The Brownian ratchet In the philosophy of thermal and statistical physics, the Brownian ratchet or Feynman-Smoluchowski ratchet is a thought experiment about an apparent perpetual motion machine first analysed in 1912 by Polish physicist Marian Smoluchowski and popularised by ...


12 January 2018

Ces nouveaux titres qui veulent réinventer les magazines

Ces nouveaux titres qui veulent réinventer les magazines

Les magazines et revues publiant des articles longs, ne collant pas à l'actualité directe, fleurissent, comme en témoigne le lancement de « Ebdo ». Ils ont peu, voire pas, de publicité. Non, le papier n'est pas mort. Ces dernières années, et encore davantage ces prochains mois...


03 January 2018

Linux on Android: Termux

Linux on Android: Termux

In the next weeks I will do some hacking with Termux on my Android phone. E.g. run nodejs server on it. Exciting! Form the project's homepage: Termux is an Android terminal emulator and Linux environment app that works directly with no rooting or setup required. A minimal bas...


29 December 2017

Must Know Tips/Tricks in Deep Neural Networks

Must Know Tips/Tricks in Deep Neural Networks

Deep Neural Networks, especially Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), allows computational models that are composed of multiple processing layers to learn representations of data with multiple levels of abstraction. These methods have dramatically improved the state-of-the-art...


29 December 2017

Bitcoin's Lightning Network routing challenges (2016)

Bitcoin's Lightning Network routing challenges (2016)

The bitcoin community has been discussing the concept of the Lightning Network for a year now. It is often cited in scalability debates as a solution to bitcoin's limited transaction throughput capabilities. However, it's a complicated concept and several parts of the implemen...


28 November 2017

ToS;DR repart de zéro pour décortiquer les conditions d'utilisation du Net

ToS;DR repart de zéro pour décortiquer les conditions d'utilisation du Net

Cinq ans après la création de ToS;DR, comprendre les conditions d'utilisation des services en ligne reste encore très compliqué. Des développeurs ont repris de zéro la conception de la plateforme, pour résumer simplement de ces textes légaux, au cœur de nos vies numériques. Il...


24 November 2017

Bitcoin Shamir's Secret Sharing vs multisig

Bitcoin Shamir's Secret Sharing vs multisig

Despite closely following the news about Bitcoin, I learned something about it quite recently. It's about splitting the secret key in multiple pieces, so that at least several of those pieces are required to be able to spend the funds. For instance, a 3 of 5 wallet will genera...


19 November 2017

Vive la squash attitude

Vive la squash attitude

Vieillot et élitiste, le squash ? Près de 140 ans après son invention par des Anglais, ce sport de balle en salle exigeant mais convivial est encore bien vivace. Il a délaissé les centres-villes pour gagner les banlieues et se développer dans les régions. https://www.lesechos....


16 November 2017

Smart companies try to commoditize their product's complements

Smart companies try to commoditize their product's complements

If you can do this, demand for your product will increase and you will be able to charge more and make more. When IBM designed the PC architecture, they used off-the-shelf parts instead of custom parts, and they carefully documented the interfaces between the parts in the (rev...


12 November 2017

Architecture fails: McMansion Hell

Architecture fails: McMansion Hell

McMansionHell is a bi-weekly blog that aims to educate the masses about architectural concepts, urban planning, environmentalism and history by making examples out of the places we love to hate the most: the suburbs. By alternating comedy-oriented takedowns of individual hous...


07 November 2017

Photo au sol d'un paysage à 443km

Photo au sol d'un paysage à 443km

Photo du pic Gaspard dans les Alpes, prise depuis le pic de Finestrelles dans les Pyrénées, à 443km. À cette distance, la courbure de la Terre bloque la vision en ligne droite. Il faut compter sur la réfraction de la lumière dans l'atmosphère pour discerner le massif distant. ...


05 November 2017

Wadsworth Constant: the first 30% of videos can be safely skipped

Wadsworth Constant: the first 30% of videos can be safely skipped

The Wadsworth Constant is an axiom which states that the first 30% of any video can be skipped because it contains no worthwhile or interesting information. For EVERY youtube video, I always open the video and then immediately punch the slider bar to about 30 percent. For exa...


01 November 2017

Political correctness in the US has silenced discussions society needs to have

Political correctness in the US has silenced discussions society needs to have

The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey, a new national poll of 2,300 U.S. adults, finds that 71% Americans believe that political correctness has silenced important discussions our society needs to have. The consequences are personal—58% of Americans believe the politi...


17 October 2017

Adidas vend ses nouvelles chaussures sans magasin ni site Web

Adidas vend ses nouvelles chaussures sans magasin ni site Web

Seuls les possesseurs d’un code récupéré auprès d’une communauté d’« influenceurs » pourront se procurer les chaussures de football Glitch, personnalisables selon les besoins. Adidas Glitch C'est une chaussure de football d'Adidas qui ne sera vendue... dans aucun magasin, ni s...


14 October 2017

Bitcoin roller coaster

Bitcoin roller coaster

Bitcoin roller coaster https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/76c8v2/we_made_a_bitcoin_roller_coaster_mover_prototype/ #reddit #bitcoin #diy #3dprinting #raspberry


12 October 2017

If You Drive Down a Stretch of Route 66, the Road Will Play “America the Beautiful”

If you find yourself in New Mexico, traveling down a stretch of Route 66, you can drive over a quarter mile-long rumble strip and your car's tires will play "America the Beautiful." That's assuming you're driving at the speed limit, 45 miles per hour. http://www.openculture.c...


11 October 2017

Spotify’s Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new music

Spotify’s Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new music

(...) Back in the 2000s, Songza kicked off the online music curation scene using manual curation to create playlists for users. “Manual curation” meant that some team of “music experts” or other curators would put together playlists by hand that they thought sounded good, and ...


30 September 2017

The zero-watt CPU may never exist: Landauer's principle

Landauer's principle is a physical principle pertaining to the lower theoretical limit of energy consumption of computation. It holds that "any logically irreversible manipulation of information, such as the erasure of a bit or the merging of two computation paths, must be acc...


30 September 2017

How Brendan Eich plans to flip the online ad model and fix the web

Brendan Eich knows how the web works — and how to fix it. The inventor of JavaScript while at Netscape is now occupied with growing a new browser, Brave, which promises to be far faster than entrenched leaders like Google Chrome. The trick: Brave blocks data-hogging ads and fl...


29 September 2017

Laputa / Château dans le Ciel — Miniature Calendar

Laputa / Château dans le Ciel — Miniature Calendar

Laputa http://miniature-calendar.com/170929/ #miniaturecalendar #laputa #ghibli #miyazaki


28 September 2017

A spying bug that passively transmits your voice.

A spying bug that passively transmits your voice.

The Thing, also known as the Great Seal bug, was one of the first covert listening devices (or "bugs") to use passive techniques to transmit an audio signal. It was concealed inside a gift given by the Soviet Union to W. Averell Harriman, the United States Ambassador to the So...


24 September 2017

Tous victimes des pirates de l’attention

Vous « scrollez » sur Internet depuis une heure alors que vous avez du boulot ? La faute aux « pirates de l’attention », dont la mission diabolique est de capter votre temps de cerveau disponible. Cet article a été très compliqué à écrire. Pas seulement à cause des révélations...


11 September 2017

Sur son lit de mort, personne ne se dit : "J’aurais aimé passer plus de temps sur Facebook"

Ex-employé de chez Google, où il a travaillé pendant dix ans sur la définition de la stratégie publicitaire de l'entreprise, James Williams est devenu aujourd'hui le chantre de l'« ethics by design ». D'après lui, l'ensemble des devices et des plateformes technologiques que no...


29 August 2017

Les données des élèves français entre les mains des géants du Web

L’école s’ouvre aux outils numériques proposés par Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon ou Microsoft (Gafam), malgré des risques quant à l’utilisation des données scolaires des élèves. « Imaginez que vous passiez un entretien d’embauche, et que l’on vous dise : “on sait que vous ét...


29 August 2017

About negative feelings...

About negative feelings...

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08 August 2017

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31 July 2017

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

Hyperbolic model news Every time you open your phone or your computer, your brain is walking onto a battleground. The aggressors are the architects of your digital world, and their weapons are the apps, news feeds, and notifications in your field of view every time you look at...


03 July 2017

Patagonia veut rendre le capitalisme « responsable »

Aux États-Unis apparaissent de nouveaux statuts d’entreprises, associant lucrativité et intérêt général. Patagonia, société californienne spécialisée dans les sports de montagne, a été l’une des premières à adopter le statut de benefit corporation. http://www.la-croix.com/Econ...


20 June 2017

Light-based neural network does simple speech recognition

While there are lots of things that artificial intelligence can't do yet—science being one of them—neural networks are proving themselves increasingly adept at a huge variety of pattern recognition tasks. These tasks can range anywhere from recognizing specific faces in photos...


16 June 2017

The Library of Utility (2011)

I imagine a library atop a remote mountain that collects the essential information needed to re-learn practical knowledge essential to civilization. This depot, open to anyone who journeys there, is the cultural equivalent of the Svalbard seed bank, a vault on the Arctic Circl...


09 June 2017

Be Careful Celebrating Google’s New Ad Blocker. Here’s What’s Really Going On.

Google, a data mining and extraction company that sells personal information to advertisers, has hit upon a neat idea to consolidate its already-dominant business: block competitors from appearing on its platforms. The company announced that it would establish an ad blocker fo...


08 June 2017

Will Quantum Mechanics Swallow Relativity?

The contest between gravity and quantum physics takes a new turn. It is the biggest of problems, it is the smallest of problems. At present physicists have two separate rulebooks explaining how nature works. There is general relativity, which beautifully accounts for gravity a...


06 June 2017

Most new printers print nearly invisible yellow dots for offline tracking

[Yesterday], The Intercept released documents on election tampering from an NSA leaker. Later, the arrest warrant request for an NSA contractor named "Reality Winner" was published, showing how they tracked her down because she had printed out the documents and sent them to Th...


02 June 2017

A laptop ban would be a disruptive privacy risk

Computing on the road may be about to get more complicated, expensive, and risky. For this you can thank people who want to blow airplanes out of the sky — and US officials who see genuine danger and/or an opportunity to engage in “just shut up and do as you’re told” security ...


31 May 2017

Why don't more open-source projects monetize? [Ask HN]

Because monetizing your open-source project means you take on a second job. Here are your choices: Turn your OSS project into a company (Docker). The pro is that you can capture a lot of the value, the con is that you're splitting your project into CE/EE and also now you're a...


02 May 2017

Transhumanisme, notre liberté menacée ?

Le transhumanisme s’installe dans le débat, il est vrai encore limité à une élite intellectuelle et à des médias spécialisés. Parmi ses objectifs, il a celui d’améliorer l’homme, voire de préparer sa transformation grâce aux nouvelles technologies dites convergentes (nanotechn...


05 April 2017

Eyeo and Flattr become one

Today is a very happy day for us and we want to share great news with you: Two of the most out-of-the-box thinking organisations on the web join forces in order to build a sustainable Internet! The new Flattr extension will allow users to directly and sustainably fund content ...


19 March 2017

How technology can hijack people’s minds

I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as a Design Ethicist at Google caring about how to design things in a way that defends a billion people’s minds from getting hijacked. When using technology, we o...


14 March 2017

Is Facebook A Structural Threat To Free Society?

"(...) Facebook is the biggest personal data collector in history. It is openly working on simulating human beings for research. It has all the tools needed to manipulate people’s realities, emotions, thoughts, and political preferences. And it continues to build these capabil...


03 February 2017

Les bienfaits de l'ennui

L’ennui accroît la créativité, nous informe Clive Thompson dans Wired, qui cite deux études « récentes » (sans donner de liens) qui confirment l’intérêt de cet état mental mal aimé. La première étude (menée par Sandi Mann, également auteure du livre La science de l’ennui ) a c...


08 January 2017

Million Dollar Dissidents and the Rest of Us (33c3)

Uncovering Nation-State Mobile Espionage in the Wild In August 2016, Apple issued updates to iOS and macOS that patched three zero-day vulnerabilities that were being exploited in the wild to remotely install persistent malcode on a target’s device if they tapped on a speciall...


04 January 2017

2017 doit être l’année de l’humanisme numérique

(...) Le web nous oriente vers le terrain politique, celui des choix de société, des voix citoyennes. En 2017, plus que jamais, nous devrons être acteurs de notre futur, ce qui commence probablement par opérer en conscience des choix technologiques réfléchis, ce qui peut impli...


22 December 2016

Messaging app Signal circumvents current ban in Egypt with the "domain fronting" technique

If I understood correctly, the privacy messaging app Signal configured itself to be reached after a HTTP redirection from Google servers, encapsulated in HTTPS traffic. This is a nice workaround. So Egypt, to enforce the ban of Signal, should now either ban Google or Man-In-Th...


18 December 2016

On Digital Minimalism

People are sometimes confused about my personal relationship with digital communication technologies. On the one hand, I’m a computer scientist who studies and improves these tools. As you might therefore expect, I’m incredibly optimistic about the role of computing and networ...


15 December 2016

Tyrannicide et justice d’exception

L’historien Jean-Noël Jeanneney a choisi de s’intéresser à un événement qu’on pouvait penser réservé à la « petite histoire » : l’attentat du Petit-Clamart, le 22 août 1962, contre le général de Gaulle. Emmené par le lieutenant-colonel Bastien-Thiry, un commando opposé à l’ind...


11 December 2016

Injecting sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to counter global warming

Airplane contrails are real, but we know what they are: water vapor and small amounts of other combustion products created by jet engines. The other pollutants may be somewhat harmful, but they are basically the same thing as produced by any other form of combustion. So what...


07 December 2016

Enrayer l’inoculation perverse du virus de l’hyperconsommation, par Jacques Muller

Rarement débat parlementaire aura été à ce point au cœur de l’actualité des fêtes de Noël : le Sénat examine le mercredi 7 décembre en deuxième et ultime lecture une proposition de loi relative à la « suppression de la publicité commerciale dans les programmes jeunesse de la t...


24 November 2016

In Fiji, ants have learned to grow plants to house their massive colonies

High in the trees on the Fiji islands, ants in the species Philidris nagasau are doing something extraordinary. They've brought in seeds from several species of a large, lumpy fruit from a plant known as Squamellaria and carefully planted them in the nooks and crannies of the ...


23 November 2016

L’impossible voyage connecté, ou comment le numérique a étouffé le sentiment d’aventure

Internet nous colle à la peau. Étrange rencontre de l’immobilité et du mouvement, il nous suit jusqu’à l’autre bout du monde et nous ramène sans cesse à l’immense toile dont un fil finit toujours par atterrir dans notre poche. Même lorsque nous partons en voyage, il est devenu...


15 November 2016

Un « Bitcoin Boulevard » à Paris !

Le Passage du Grand Cerf, passage couvert reliant la rue Marie Stuard et la rue Saint Denis, deviendra, à compter du 17 novembre prochain, le premier « bitcoin boulevard » parisien. Cette initiative, inédite en France, a été impulsée par l’association le Cercle du Coin avec le...


14 October 2016

Ils parlent d'Adblock Radio

https://www.adblockradio.com/blog/2016/10/14/They-talk-about-Adblock-Radio/ Merci à ceux qui ont partagé sur D*, écrit des billets de blog et tweeté. Chose autant bienvenue qu'inattendue, France Inter a même fait une présentation du service mercredi soir vers 19h! Il y a un li...


07 October 2016

« Facebook est foncièrement toxique et avilissant » (Bernard Stiegler)

Entretien avec Bernard Stiegler, philosophe Êtes-vous un utilisateur de Facebook ? Non. Je n’ai jamais voulu aller sur Facebook, bien qu’il existe des pages Facebook à mon nom qui ne sont pas de moi. Des amis américains en avaient ouvert une et je leur ai demandé de la fermer....


06 October 2016

Prototyping a physical radio that blocks ads

Prototyping a physical radio that blocks ads

https://www.adblockradio.com/blog/2016/10/05/Prototyping-a-radio-that-blocks-ads/10-final-front.jpg Publishing a website to listen to the radio ad-free is good. Building a good old physical radio is even better. This article presents the conception of a radio prototype and pro...


30 September 2016

Redécouvrez la radio sans pubs

Je mets au point un #adblock pour radios, type RFM, Fun Radio, France Info, Europe 1... Quand une publicité est détectée, ça baisse le son ou ça passe sur une autre station! C'est en phase de bêta tests: n'hésitez pas à dire ce que vous en pensez ici même sur D* ou à l'aide du...


19 September 2016

Existential comics : The Next Great Stoic Competition

Existential comics : The Next Great Stoic Competition

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13 September 2016

Adblock Plus now sells ads.

Adblock Plus now sells ads.

Adblock Plus is launching a new service that... uh, puts more ads on your screen. Rather than stripping all ads from the internet forever, Adblock Plus is hoping to replace the bad ads — anything it deems too big, too ugly, or too intrusive — with good ads, ones that are small...


11 September 2016

Dualo du touch: un synthétiseur musical intuitif en forme d'accordéon

Dualo du touch: un synthétiseur musical intuitif en forme d'accordéon

Vu dans un métro tard le soir, un groupe dansant autour d'un joueur de "du touch". C'est très sympa, je connaissais pas. Dualo Du touch L'agencement des notes, conçu par un des cofondateurs de Dualo, Jules Hotrique, est conçu pour être intuitif. Si bien qu'on apprend très faci...


07 September 2016

Ne tirez pas sur les élites ! (Gaspard Koenig)

Dans le Land de Mecklembourg-Poméranie-Occidentale, le parti d'extrême droite Alternative für Deutschland vient de passer devant la CDU d'Angela Merkel. Aux Etats-Unis, les républicains ont choisi Donald Trump comme candidat. Les Britanniques ont voté en faveur du Brexit. Les ...


27 August 2016

IM2CAD : reconstructing a 3D scene from a photograph

Given a single photo of a room and a large database of furniture CAD models, our goal is to reconstruct a scene that is as similar as possible to the scene depicted in the photograph, and composed of objects drawn from the database. We present a completely automatic system to ...


24 August 2016

Terrorisme : am, stram, gram, pic et pic et Telegram (Reflets)

Il est toujours passionnant de faire un post-mortem d’une opération de communication rondement menée à grands coups de sabots bien lourds. Rembobinons. Au fil des attentats, en particulier depuis l’assassinat d’un prêtre fin juillet à St-Étienne-du-Rouvray par deux djihadist...


22 August 2016

Catching pokémon & meaning of life

Dead philosopher in heaven, about the meaning of life: God – It could be anything: helping people, making great art, catching pokémon. Anything really. Phil. – Catching pokémon? God – Look, here's what they don't tell you about freedom. If you let people pick themselves, some...


19 August 2016

One van to screw them all

Hey Siri, set recurring alarm for 4 AM. OK Google, set recurring alarm for 4 AM. Alexa, set recurring alarm for 4AM. Hey Cortana, set recurring alarm for 4 AM. Hey Siri.... source: http://www.bonkersworld.net/one-van-to-screw-them-all/ #comics , #speech #recognition , #evil #j...


26 July 2016

La vidéosurveillance est très efficace… politiquement

Christian Estrosi l’affirme avec assurance : grâce aux caméras de vidéosurveillance, l’on sait « très précisément où le conducteur a pris son volant et dans quelles conditions il est monté à bord ». Ces enregistrements permettront de faire avancer l’enquête. Certes, mais cela ...


23 July 2016

The brachistochrone curve: the problem of quickest descent

Suppose there is an incline such as that shown in Figure 1. When a ball rolls from A to B, which curve yields the shortest duration? Let’s assume that we have three hypotheses: a straight line, a quadratic, and a cycloid. The shortest path from A to B is the straight line, so ...


22 July 2016

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24 June 2016

Fire in Microgravity

In microgravity, flames given so little oxygen that on Earth they would extinguish, do not go out but break up into tiny, two-dimensional caps called flamelets. Much like smoldering coals in a banked hearth, these flamelets can persist for long periods under near-limit conditi...


24 June 2016

http://www.courrierinternational.com/dessin/vu-de-suisse-enfin-seul...

http://www.courrierinternational.com/dessin/vu-de-suisse-enfin-seuls #brexit #uk


15 June 2016

Apple - What is Differential Privacy?

To make a long story short, it sounds like Apple is going to be collecting a lot more data from your phone. They're mainly doing this to make their services better, not to collect individual users' usage habits. To guarantee this, Apple intends to apply sophisticated statistic...


12 June 2016

Ruin My Search History - Ruin your Google search history with a single click

This site will make crazy google search requests from your computer and put you on surveillance watchlists across the planet. As a bonus, you will get funny ads from google from now on ;) ['how to appear funny', 'why are my thumbs uneven', 'am i lack toast and tolerant', 'your...


10 June 2016

Hey, You Have Given Me Too Many Knobs!

This paper makes a first step in understanding a fundamental question of configuration design: "do users really need so many knobs?" To provide the quantitatively answer, we study the configuration settings of real-world users, including thousands of customers of a commercial ...


02 June 2016

Défendre un terroriste, un casse-tête pour un avocat

Ce sont des contentieux difficiles mais passionnants. Dans ce genre de dossiers, l’art de la défense est poussé à son plus haut niveau. (...) L’avocat est en effet seul aux côtés d’un client dont il réprouve les actes. Il se doit, malgré tout, de garder la tête froide pour bat...


30 May 2016

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy

Nocera’s artificial leaf, developed while he was at MIT, made a splash five years ago because the wafer of silicon and other elements can be dropped in water, exposed to sunlight, and it will continuously split the water into hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen, a clean burning fuel...


17 May 2016

Had a coffee too late and still want to sleep well ? Eat broccoli !

Most of the caffeine you ingest is metabolized by a CYP450 liver enzyme called “CYP1A2.” This means that the body uses CYP1A2 to “demethylate” caffeine molecules, transforming them into other substances, chiefly paraxanthine, which are ultimately excreted in the urine. CYP1...


12 May 2016

The bizarre beasts living in Romania's poison cave

The bizarre beasts living in Romania's poison cave

In the south-east of Romania, in Constanța county close to the Black Sea and the Bulgarian border, there lies a barren featureless plain. The desolate field is completely unremarkable, except for one thing. Below it lies a cave that has remained isolated for 5.5 million years....


03 May 2016

AdBlock Plus teams up with Flattr to help readers pay publishers

AdBlock Plus just announced that they’re working with startup Flattr on a new product that allows readers to pay the publishers who produce the content they read, listen to and watch. http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/03/adblock-plus-teams-up-with-flattr-to-help-readers-pay-publis...


26 April 2016

Fatality

Fatality

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21 April 2016

Why we use adblockers: 'We need to have more control over what we're exposed to'

The UK’s culture secretary John Whittingdale described adblocking companies as acting like a “modern-day protection racket”. [The Guardian] asked [its] readers why they use adblocking software when browsing the web, and what they thought media companies should do to fund conte...



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